Monthly Archives: January 2015
BIM: The power of data to unlock construction innovation
Transforming the global construction industry through open standards and collaboration
“If countries set up their own processes and software companies set up their own data templates then we will end up working in global silos, unable to unlock the commercial benefits of international collaboration” says Tune. Operating on different platforms, protocols and processes means the age old problems of information being ambiguous, incorrect and late continue, with their associated impacts of re-works leading to costs and delays continue. OpenBIM has the potential to change that… read full article
UNLOCKING BIM’S POTENTIAL WITH ‘DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION’
In today’s construction environment you are never more than one touch away from a client or colleague, and BIM is opening up a whole new way of collaborative working for construction firms and project partners through use of a central database… read full article
RICS: Overview of a 5D BIM Project, 1st edition
Through consultation with RICS, Henry Riley LLP was invited to write an information paper based on its experience of 5D BIM throughout 2012 and 2013.
There is particular focus on a project in which an RICS NRM 1 pricing document based on quantification from a BIM model was issued for tender… read full article
NBS TO UNVEIL DIGITAL TOOLKIT AT REGIONAL ROADSHOW EVENT
The BIM world is to get an early preview of the NBS Digital Toolkit for Level 2 BIM projects, due for launch this April, at a series of “roadshow” events at the eight regional BIM Hubs in February and March.
In addition, NBS will be holding a series of webinars in late February to introduce the system to a wide audience… read full article
CASE STUDY: STUDENT RESIDENCES KIER’S UEA CAMPUS PROJECT DELIVERS 6D BIM
This £10.1m project to build a seven-storey halls of residence, incorporating 22 flats on the Central Campus, was the first on the UEA’s estate to implement BIM Level 2 with a specific focus on delivering a complete 6D Asset Information Model (AIM) and final COBie Data Drop 4 for use in CAFM software… read full article
PHILP TAKES ON AECOM ROLE AND URS INTEGRATION
Aecom has appointed David Philp FCIOB FRICS as its new director of BIM for Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and India, a role that is understood to include responsibility for integrating legacy systems from new acquisition URS… read full article
Cyber City 3D
CyberCity 3D GIS models feature an impressive number of building measurements to propel your project to new heights. These surface, roof, and façade attributes produce far more accurate, cost-effective, time-saving results… visit their website
Innovate UK: £6M Innovation Funding
Innovate UK is offering up to £6M of Innovation funding to meet the challenges of the Built Environment… read full article
LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE’S ‘BIM FOR LANDSCAPE’ HANDBOOK DUE EARLY 2016
The Landscape Institute has appointed a university BIM researcher currently on loan to landscape practice Colour Urban Design to write a new book on BIM for its members.
BIM for Landscape is aimed at landscape practitioners, project leaders and decision-makers working with landscape, and will be published early in 2016 by Taylor & Francis… read full article